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What Should You Stock in your Medical Preps?

I recently got into a discussion with someone about what medical preps to put in your supplies.  His theory was that you should not put in anything you don’t know how to use.  This includes medications, surgical instruments and sutures. … Continue reading

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A OTC Sedative Belongs in Your Medical Kit

In a real serious emergency, it seems there is always someone who has trouble dealing with it and may need to be sedated during the initial stages. Sedation can also be a method of dealing with pain, either emotional or … Continue reading

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Preventing Hypothermia

The human body temperature is usually maintained at a constant level of 97.7–99.5 °F.  If a person is exposed to cold, and their internal mechanisms cannot replenish the heat that is being lost, the body’s core temperature falls you are suffering from … Continue reading

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Dollar Store Preps can be a Bargain

I don’t like to shop, but my wife dragged me into a dollar store the other day.  So since I was already there I decided to amuse myself by making a list of all the different items that were being … Continue reading

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15 Over the Counter Medications Preppers need to Stock

Over the counter medications are well worth stocking.  Many of them were originally prescription medications and some still are in larger strengths.  One of the items that I have listed is not what you would normally consider medications, but it … Continue reading

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Charcoal for the Treatment of Diarrhea or Dysentery

Diarrhea or dysentery is often caused by food poisoning or exposure to contaminated water.  After TEOTWAWKI, this would become more common due to lack of refrigeration, clean water and good hygiene. In the old Special Forces Medical handbook, there is … Continue reading

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Wound Dressing After TEOTWAWKI

I see many articles written about treating wound after TEOTWAWKI and most of them are quite good.  But there is one aspect that I rarely see mentioned and that is the type and amount of wound dressings you can go … Continue reading

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Dakin’s Solution for the Treatment of Wounds

Dakin’s solution, also called Dakin’s fluid is an antiseptic solution containing sodium hypochlorite and developed to treat infected wounds during the First World War that is still in use.  At that time the stronger germicidal solutions that were available, such as phenol or … Continue reading

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The U.S Armies CAT Tourniquet

A while back I wrote a post on the different types of tourniquets that are currently available and some of their pro and cons, Tourniquets are an Essential Part of Any Good First Aid Kit. Since I wrote that article … Continue reading

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Spider Webs can be Used to Treat Wounds

These last few days we have had an Aunt of my wife’s staying with us.  She was raised under what today would be considered fairly primitive conditions.  Her mother, my wife’s grandmother born in 1885 was an herbalist who helped … Continue reading

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